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What is narcissism? Who are some celebrity narcissists?

Asked by Cosmos (648points) January 3rd, 2016

No dictionary / encyclopedia links please, give me your best description of narcissism. Which celebrities have displayed narcissistic traits? Give examples of celebrity and behavior.

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filmfann's avatar

The word comes from a Greek myth about Narcissis. He was cursed, making him unable to look away from his on reflection in a lake. Thus, he died from starvation right before his own eyes.
Narcissism today refers to people who are self-obsessed. I would say Madonna qualifies.

dammitjanetfromvegas's avatar

Donald Trump and Kanye West are the first to come to mind.

Seek's avatar

Lady Gaga, circa before ArtPop was released.

ibstubro's avatar

Kardashian (lardass) Klan including the Jenners/West.

@dammitjanetfromvegas took my red-flag, Trump, so I’ll add his bosom buddy Putin.

janbb's avatar

I think it might be easier to list some who I think aren’t since most celebrities are narcissists:

Kate Winslet
Susan Sarandon
George Clooney
Jennifer Lawrence
Bruce Springsteen

Pachy's avatar

@dammitjanetfromvegas nailed my two picks. Trump is the most me-me-me celeb I’ve ever seen.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Dennis Rodman, Charlie Sheen, Caitlin Bruce Jenner, and so on, and so on…..

Cosmos's avatar

Examples of behavior???

rojo's avatar

I am too good to answer this question. I mean seriously, look at this tanned, flawless skin and radiant, flowing mane of molten henna.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

As coincidence would have it, I found this on Facebook. I think this is a really accurate list of narcissistic personality traits.

As to celebrity narcissists, I can’t really add to the lists above. I don’t know any celebrities. I think we have to be careful to detach people’s public personas from their private personalities too. How someone appears in public, or is presented within the media, may not be representative of their real personality.

dammitjanetfromvegas's avatar

@Cosmos Kanye interrupting Taylor Swift during her award acceptance speech is one example.

Do you really need an example for Trump? Is this for a school paper?

jca's avatar

Celebrities are so “handled” by their assistants, promo people, and teams of damage control spin doctors that I don’t think we can, without knowing them personally, say for sure who is a narcissist and who is not.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

Oscar Wilde, Truman Capote.

That isn’t to say I don’t admire them.

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